This simple statement, however, correctly formulates only the final result.
This creed formulates its relation to Scripture over and over, as the one regula by which all dogmata are to be tried.
It was not till 1788 that he made the acquaintance of the Kantian philosophy, which was to form the basis of his lifework, and as early as 1790 he published the Versuch fiber die Transcendentalphilosophie, in which he formulates his objections to the system.
The Talmud discusses and formulates rules upon points which other religions leave to the individual; it inculcates both ceremonial and spiritual ideas, and often sets up most lofty ethical standards.
One is also often tempted away from the main course of the argument by the care and precision with which Butler formulates small points of detail.